Statement of Function
The Stormwater Division is charged with reducing to the maximum extent practicable, the pollution of the Indian River Lagoon caused by stormwater runoff and base groundwater flow. It is also responsible for helping the County implement federally mandated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Permit goals. These goals are accomplished through the design, construction, and operation of regional stormwater pollution removal systems; education ; and fertilizer application, sediment, and erosion control enforcement and monitoring.
A Healthy Lagoon: Letís Chalk About it
We've finished another great year at both the 2016 EcoFest and Sebastian's Earth Day Celebration. From both contests we had a total of 117 contest entries: that's a lot of chalk! We were lucky this year to avoid rain even after the events and I had many people days later tell me the illustrations were still there and educating all the passersby. This contest has proven to be a great asset in educating the public of the health of the Lagoon and all we can do to help it recover. Thank you to all who participated. Come back next year and chalk about it again! Without further ado, here are our 2016 Earth Day Chalk Art Winners and EcoFest Chalk Art Winners!
2014/2015 Goals and Objectives
Design and Construction Related Activities
Stormwater Education Related Activities
- Complete construction of Osprey Marsh Stormwater Park
- Begin a pilot plant study for a large scale water lettuce based nutrient removal facility
Stormwater Pollution Control Activities
- Update and continue to show on the County government television channel, the video program presenting PC Main Screening System, Egret Marsh Stormwater Park, and Spoonbill Marsh. Add PC South Algal Nutrient Removal Facility if it is operational.
- Continue inserting a stormwater anti-pollution message in every other issue of the County’s monthly employee newsletter.
- Channel illicit discharge reports to the proper department staff.
- Enhance public stormwater education activities.
Stormwater Enforcement Related Activities
- Continue operation and maintenance of PC Main Screening System.
- Continue operation and maintenance of Egret Marsh Stormwater Park.
- Continue to implement Best Management Practices at construction sites and dewatering projects during site
- Continue to work with County Surveyor to identify and map priority-screening areas and locate unpermitted
- Continue to work to reduce erosion and sedimentation in County MS4 conveyance systems, waters of the
state, and Florida Outstanding waterways.
- Operate and maintain Egret Marsh Stormwater Park, PC Main Screening System, and PC South Algal Nutrient Removal Facility to reduce pollution to the Indian River Lagoon and to comply with TMDL limits.
- Enforce the County fertilizer ordinance.
TO REPORT FLOODING AND OTHER STORMWATER CONCERNS
Please do not call this office - Please call the Road and Bridge Division at 770-226-3970